8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly:  5​h
1
Fayetteville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Eureka Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mountain View
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Little Rock
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Lexington

1
night
Fayetteville

Fayetteville ©
Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Devil's Den State Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fayetteville Downtown Square & Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Bella Vista Museum, take in the history at Pea Ridge National Military Park, then walk around Bentonville Town Square, and finally enjoy some diversion at Arvest Ballpark.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fayetteville trip itinerary builder website .

Lexington to Fayetteville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Lexington to Fayetteville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bella Vista, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Arvest Ballpark, Devil's Den State Park, Bentonville Town Square
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Bentonville Town Square ©
Bentonville Town Square
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel
Pea Ridge National Military Park ©

1
night
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the 8th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Blue Spring Heritage Center, explore the activities along Lake Leatherwood, explore the fascinating underground world of Cosmic Cavern, then stroll around Basin Spring Park, and finally stop by Soap Stop & Body Shop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Eureka Springs online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fayetteville to Eureka Springs takes 1.5 hours. May in Eureka Springs sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mountain View.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Cosmic Cavern
Highlights from your plan
Cosmic Cavern ©
Cosmic Cavern
Blue Spring Heritage Center ©
Blue Spring Heritage Center
Lake Leatherwood ©
Lake Leatherwood

1
night
Mountain View

Mountain View ©
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. On the 9th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Ozark Folk Center State Park, then take in the views from Swinging Bridge, then get your game on at Mountain View Go Kart, and finally walk around Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mountain View online journey planner .

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Mountain View in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Mountain View

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
Ozark Folk Center State Park
Mountain View Go Kart ©
Mountain View Go Kart

4
nights
Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anthony Chapel and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Change things up with these side-trips from Little Rock: Hot Springs (Grand Promenade & Lake Catherine State Park). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Arkansas State Capitol, and see the interesting displays at Heifer Village (Heifer International).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Little Rock trip itinerary app .

Drive from Mountain View to Little Rock in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hot Springs, Dickey-Stephens Park
Highlights from your plan
Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Arkansas State Capitol ©
Arkansas State Capitol

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